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Portolano Cavallo

TMT

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What the team is known for

Couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including IP, regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. Additionally handles M&A transactions within the media sector. Data protection and IT contracts are covered by its IT team. Acts for a broad roster of major global media and technology companies, as well as important financial services providers.

Strengths

Clients laud the members of the team as "precise, on time, available," as well as "transparent and able to clarify any matters."

Another interviewee describes the team as "skilled, accurate, fast and business-oriented," adding: "They know the area very well and their way of acting has allowed us to achieve a great result."

Notable practitioners

Ernesto Apa is a highly active specialist in the media sector, advising on complex regulatory matters and litigation mandates before the Italian administrative courts. One client describes him as an "expert in regulatory matters" who is "able to underline the critical aspects and overcome issues."

Francesco Portolano is known for handling M&A transactions and regulatory matters for clients from the media sector. He is additionally well versed in advertising mandates and media-related administrative disputes.

Clients note that Laura Liguori is "very brilliant and very focused on customer needs." She assists local and international corporates with digitalisation issues and data protection.

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Overview

Since 2001, Portolano Cavallo adopted an industry driven approach (really forefront at that time), making the Firm unique into the legal market: Portolano Cavallo is now the “go-to” firm in the Digital, Media & Tecnhology and the Life Sciences sectors, as well as a leading firm in the Fashion and Luxury field.

The TMT industrial focus constitutes a specialty in the Italian market and allows Portolano Cavallo to offer its clients a deep understanding of technological evolution and business models in the sector, along with the consequent opportunities and legal criticalities.

Thanks to this focus and the position of leader achieved, Portolano Cavallo deals with current and enormously complex questions in diverse areas: audiovisual media services, tech transactions, multi-platform and interactive contents, e-commerce, product placement and new forms of advertising, television, online games, fintech, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, etc.

The Firm’s professionals are leading experts in media/entertainment related Intellectual Property issues, including streaming services, television, cinema, acquisition and licensing of audiovisual content.

Industries

Digital, Media & Technology

Fashion & Luxury

Life Sciences

TMT Department

Portolano Cavallo

firm
Department location

Via Rasella, 155

Rome

Lazio

Italy

00187

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Italy

TMT: Information Technology


Laura Liguori
Band 2

TMT: Media


Ernesto Apa
Band 1
Francesco Portolano
Band 3